social justice


M Theresa Basile

The Methodist Federation for Social Action is seeking an executive to lead the organization's efforts to eliminate white supremacy in the church and in American society. more

Jan 29, 2018 3:11 PM Advocating Justice

Philippines martial law protest

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Following Jesus authentically means taking actions that run counter to prevailing culture, a move that entails significant risk, writes the Rev. Dr. Jerome Sahabandhu. more

Jan 12, 2018 12:15 PM Perspectives

Discipleship Justice

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Whatever social justice issue we're supporting, the gospel requires our first identity and loyalty to be as Christians, writes pastor Nico Romeijn-Stout. more

Nov 21, 2017 3:27 PM Perspectives

Wichita Aldersgate

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Church member Deb Umberger tells why her congregation, Aldersgate United Methodist in Wichita, formed a new group to put the denomination's social principles into action. more

Feb 23, 2017 4:18 PM Advocating Justice

Justice Seekers

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The Methodist Federation for Social Action invites United Methodists to share their stories about their activities on behalf on social justice during inauguration week, including the Women's March in Washington and other cities. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:02 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Frozen Portland

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In the aftermath of a major winter storm, the Rev. Jeremy Smith reflects on replacing a sense of isolation with one of camaraderie on a snow day – and in seeking justice. more

Jan 17, 2017 12:50 PM Jeremy Smith

Melissa Rogers

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The General Board of Church and Society organizes for 2017-2020 under a new theme, "Living Faith, Seeking Justice and Pursuing Peace." more

Sep 27, 2016 4:42 PM Advocating Justice

Poor Invited to the Feast

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The Rev. William C. Trench asserts that a longtime truth deserves re-telling: If only churches would practice the compassion they preach, the pews would be full. more

Oct 29, 2015 3:29 PM Practicing Faith

Dr. David W. Scott examines how United Methodism's many good works carry with them a danger of developing less-than-charitable distinctions between Americans and citizens of other countries. more

Oct 22, 2015 10:24 AM Global Nature

Moyo Living

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Dr. David W. Scott reviews Moyoliving, a new tool from Upper Room for young people interested in connecting spirituality and social justice. more

Sep 25, 2015 10:02 AM Practicing Faith

As the nation looks toward reducing its incarceration rate – the largest in the world – Dr. Benjamin L. Hartley examines The United Methodist Church's history with those imprisoned. more

Aug 20, 2015 11:05 AM Advocating Justice

Bernie Sanders & BLM

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Surveying the furor over the Black Lives Matter movement, the Rev. Morgan Guyton identifies three ways that Christians can serve the cause of justice. more

Aug 20, 2015 10:57 AM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Insight Overview

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United Methodist Insight's success, far beyond original expectations, prompts changes to improve the forum for its readers' benefit. more

Aug 13, 2015 2:38 PM Views from a Ridge

John Wesley Preaching

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Faced with cultural and church resistance to a fully rounded gospel message, the Rev. Dan R. Dick encourages United Methodists to remain committed to mission, evangelism and social justice as our Christian identity and purpose. more

Jul 31, 2015 11:13 AM Perspectives Archive


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Seeking to help others through social justice is good, but it requires that "warriors" constantly check themselves for selfish motives and ego trips, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

May 13, 2015 5:40 PM Perspectives

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Why White Christians Need to Listen to Amos and Isaiah

The prophets Amos and Isaiah warned self-righteous people that God gets angry at injustice, and in the aftermath of Baltimore's unrest, today's white Christians need to hear the same message, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. more

May 6, 2015 5:46 PM Morgan Guyton 2 Comments

Broken Glass

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Why Is It Only Violence When Windows Get Smashed?

Property damage from the Baltimore riots spurs the Rev. Morgan Guyton to reflect on other kinds of violence, such as unjust social systems, that don't involve breaking glass. more

Apr 29, 2015 1:29 PM Morgan Guyton

Street Kids

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Perusing online discussions by church members opposed to homosexuality leads the Rev. Christy Thomas to ponder the nature and effects of hatred. more

Apr 23, 2015 7:37 AM Christy Thomas

Fire breathing

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Inspired by another blogger, the Rev. Jeremy Smith counsels we can make our world better by concentrating on what emotions we breathe out. more

Mar 26, 2015 2:00 PM Jeremy Smith

The General Board of Church and Society recently approved nearly $120,000 in grants to United Methodist-related projects among other actions of its board of directors. more

Mar 20, 2015 11:29 AM In the Church